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tv on c-span2. >> u.s. airways and american airlines have proposed merging the companies. yesterday, house judiciary antitrust subcommittee look into the proposed merger. hearing from airline executives and legal analysts. if approved by federal regulators, the new airline, to be known as american airlines, would become the largest in the country. this is two and a half hours. >> good morning. the judicial, judiciary committee on antitrust regulatory reform administrative law and bankruptcy is in session. by way of introduction, this is the first hearing of the year for the subcommittee. chairman kohl at has give give e great privilege of the chairing this great committee and under -- under a static has jurisdiction, the jurisdiction to me has a duty to examine the competitive impacts of significant transactions on the marketplace. it is a responsibility that i take very seriously from the standpoint of consumer choice and the functioning of free markets. today's hearing is to specifically examine the proposed merger between american airlines and us airways. the resulting airline, with a 2
to the protections of u.s. worker and the protection of foreign worker. in many of our temporary worker programs today, which is why they have a bad name as, they're lacking very basic fundamental protection. like in the age to be program you cannot sue a panoply. highly understaffed to do with those kind of complaints. so i would recommend strongly that we look at any regime of future close that labor protection have to be at our with u.s. workers. and the important elements of that, a come is no matter what kind program we have, workers have the right to move from one form to the other. what some people call portability because then you're not tied to it or an employer. to, you should get exactly the same wages, same protections under the labor law that u.s. worker does the jew should have same access as u.s. workers do. and ultimately you should have the right to become permanent resident because otherwise you will constantly be an exploitable situation. >> thank you. i yield back. >> i thank the gentlewoman and i'm going to recognize myself for a few questions. i apologize to the panel for n
, that is just fascinating. especially because i think we will never have quotas in the u.s., but when you think people say, well, we can't have quotas because you don't get the best women in, this ernst & young report says if you have diversity, that group is going to outperform even people who are smarter and more capable on paper. so diversity absolutely matters if you want to get the result. and so i speak to a lot of groups of very young women, and what i always ask them is, so, what do you all think, do we have diversity in politics in america? and i'm telling you, maybe this is not a surprise, they all say, yes, of course we do. we have hillary clinton, you know? [laughter] she ran for president. and she is secretary of state, and we see her on the news every day. and then we have, um, you know, sarah palin was all over the place, michele bachmann, you know, these are big names. we had nancy pelosi -- we have nancy pelosi running the house. we had record gains in the senate this year. everybody's talking about how this is such an incredible, exciting election because now we have 20 senato
comment from the panel. this week it was reported in the media on the agreement between the u.s. and niger to establish a base for unmanned aerial vehicles. of course, isr purposes, any comments, reactions? >> i mean, you always hear the same argument if we set up isr and then we go from completion, isr to drone strikes and things don't go, we accidentally get the wrong group of folks then again you will highlight the folks and whether it's going to be whatever they put the place, it becomes a lightning rods for other folks to come into the area. having said that, i think you need an area to look at because we are talking about a geographic space the size of the united states. so it's a very large massive area to cover. i don't know if there's a right or wrong to this, but there's certain things that need to be factored in. very quickly, too soon if we don't think about this in anybody who has been there, you get one american over there and everybody knows about it. it's not a big place. and so when you start time of putting two, 300 on the ground, that's going to garner some attention. >>
's not that they haven't called us the enemy of the korean people before, but it's becoming very much directed at the u.s. in a way that if i were in the minds of the north koreans, i would be or more confident to do that because we're seeing success on the fronts that they want to have success in. a successful ballistic missile launch. which means they now are moving along the road where they can think about one day targeting at least parts of american territory. they do a third nuclear test, getting more expertise, ultimately moving down the road to weaponizing and put it on these now-successful missiles. we know of their close connection with the iranians whom they sell these missiles too. it's hard to overestimate how jumpy this makes the rest of the neighborhood, and i think there's a sense of frustration that washington doesn't take it as seriously. and each time north korea does something -- and to be honest, whether it's been a republican or democratic administration, the u.s. does nothing and simply moves that red line farther down. there are no more red lines asians believe we have with regard
for people to sort of get best practices, the rems technical assistant program at the u.s. department of education actually does still exist. they do webinar, they do have online information but, frankly, we should also try and follow that up with some more resources. i don't know if you want to comment on that, and then i'll be done. >> yeah. i know the ta does exist, but the grants are no longer being offered for localities. >> right. >> could i just say that the department of of education has brought the rems ta center along with the national center on safe and supportive environments that i lead together to make sure we coordinate our activities in response to these issues and to try to make those connections. >> thank the gentleman. mr. guthrie. >> thank you. thank you, mr. bond, for coming up from home. i appreciate you being here. and i know what happened in your school, the tragedy that was there, the way you reacted, your school, the paducah community is something that i know it still reverberates and there, and we appreciate you coming here to share your experiences. because
, part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >> now, assistant secretary of state rick barton talks about u.s. foreign policy l changes. mr. bartop leads a state -- barton leads a state department team that oversees countries in crisis. the conflict on foreign relations hosted this one hour event. >> okay. are we ready? welcome to a conversation with pord frederick, "rick" barton. just a few housekeeping things, please, turn off your cell phones completely so they're not even on vibrate. today's meeting is on the record. .. >> and he now runs, last year from last march, he was confirmed, sworn in as the head of the new state department bureau for conflict and stabilization organizations. this is an extremely new initiative and all bureaucracy, and he has one of the most challenging job descriptions i've seen in a while, to improve u.s. government effectiveness in preventing conflict and addressing crises. ambassador barton >> well, thank you very much, and thanks for the good introduction, but also for the -- all the friends that have come here today. in just about every row, there's somebody
-- has omb done a study or an analysis of the overall adverse impact to the u.s. economy? i mean, we know how many federal dollars, we get that. that's pretty easy to get. but as omb dun a study -- done a study on the adverse impact to the economy? >> i will point out that a range of third party estimates is now coming, i think some of them have been raised during this hearing. they show a negative impact of .5 to .7% in real gdp growth in 2013 alone. and that's, you know, that's a macroeconomic statistic, but what it translates into and i think the president has been clear, that's going to translate into hundreds of thousands if not more job losses. and we've talked about how these are difficult economic impacts to measure because they have ripple effects. there's the, there's the pulling the $85 billion out of state and local governments out of federal contractors very abruptly and suddenly, you've got impacts down our supply chains, uncertainty impacting decisions to make investment. so for me, i don't know the .5-.7% in real gdp growth is an important macroeconomic measure. what does
coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights watch key public policy events. every week in the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our website. you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> yesterday, the senate armed services committee voted on defense secretary nomination of chuck hagel by approving the nomination in a partyline vote. 14 democrats and 11 republicans. before the vote, senators discuss the nominee and the reason for opposing or supporting his nomination. it begins with committee chairman karl levin. >> the committee meets today to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to serve as the next secretary of defense. he -- we received the nomination through which the. we held a hearing 12 days ago. senator hagel has provided the personal and financial information required by the committee. he has received letters from the director of the office of government ethics, and the acting defense department general counsel. certifying that he meets the ethics and conflict of interest standards
on the u.s. and european economies. panelists discuss factors contributing to a weak u.s. economic recovery. unemployment, and federal reserve monetary policy. a representative from germany looked a the eurozone financial crisis. major challenges the european economy as well as the impact of environmental and industrial full employment and process perty. it's ninety minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] i want to continue eating your lunches. we'll get started this afternoon. i hope you all enjoyed the first two panels of the conference. and i want to thank and congratulate the speakers for their thoughtful and important policy presentations earlier today. it's time to hear from our two lunchtime keynote speakers. this is something that i've been looking forward to greatly. who the minister of economy or the german federal state. i want to welcome both of you to the afl-cio i truly want to thank both of you for coming to speak at this con for fence. your conty biewtions are -- contributions are greatly anticipated. the plan of action we first hear from dr. yellen, aft
. this gross disparity cannot be attributed to u.s. be more violent or crime-ridden generally because our rates of non-fatal crime and adolescent fighting our average among high-income countries. most of the difference is likely due to the weaknesses in our law that allow dangerous people to have guns. another claim is that gun control laws don't work because criminals will obey them and will always find a way to get a gun through theft or the illegal market. this faulty logic can be used to argue against the need for any type of law because lawbreakers don't obey laws. the truth is that laws such as background check requirement for all gun sales and other laws to combat gun trafficking help law enforcement to keep guns from prohibited individuals. opponents of gun control point to criminals obtaining guns from the underground market as proof that regulations are pointless. but the weaknesses in current federal firearms laws are the very reason that criminals are able to obtain firearms from those underground sources. data from a national study of state prison inmates indicates that about 80% o
subcommittee hearing friday morning. members will examine the challenges facing operations in u.s. airspace. officials from the faa and nasa are expected to testify. live coverage 10 a.m. eastern on our companion network c-span3. >> thursday at a senate banking hearing committee on dodd-frank financial regulations senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts, thomas curry, about prosecuting big banks when they break the law. here's a portion of the event. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. thank you, ranking member. it's good to be here. thank you all for editing. i sat what he said. it's harder than look so i appreciate your being you. i want to ask a question about supervising banks when they break the law. including the mortgage foreclosure of others as well. we all understand why settlements are important, that trials are expensive and we can't dedicate huge resources to them. but we also understand that it's a party is unwilling to go to trial, either because it's too timid are because they lack resources, that the consequence is that a lot less leverage in all the settlements that occ
at all the security people in the united states, they're also saying this is good for u.s. security, to not be so dependent on the turmoil, we see it everyday in the middle east. so i think there is security for the u.s. in terms of energy security. there's employment for workers. there's workers being employed in the supply chain, read turning veterans that me job, training. and i think he is also in a number of things on the environment. this is not just the only decision he's going to make on the environment, and i think he has the ability to do both, energy independence from the middle east and fulfill his copenhagen commitments. i think he has the ability to do both. >> you're right, he's got to balance it. if he approves the pipeline he's got to do something significant on his existing authority. he's got to give danielle something or else he will be held -- >> he also said we're going to increase in speed of permitting of oil and gas domestically which was a clear message is not against the carbon economy per se. he has to deliver something. >> on that we will have to have ou
's annual forecast, economists discuss the future of the u.s. economy. as well as health care, education and the federal budget. from a commonwealth club of california, this is just over an hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to today's meeting of the commonwealth club of california. i am massey bambara, president of bank of america, member of the commonwealth board of governors and chair of today's program the we welcome our listeners on greater and television and invite everyone to visit us on the internet at commonwealthclub.org. today we are pleased to present the walls -- annual economic forecast named in honor of the clubs late as president a longtime board member, doctor walter hoadley. he also served most notably as chief economist and vice president of the banc of america. today's program is sponsored by the memorial fund and bank of america. today's program will feature two distinguished speakers with distinctive peoples. dr. christina romer, professor of economics at the university of california at berkeley, and former chair of president obama's council of economic advisers. a
at where we are relative to our, the rest of the world, corn as many of you know for many years, the u.s. was the number one and historically we have been the number one exporter of corn. you don't have to go back too many years ago where we had about 70%, 80% of that market. that has declined in recent years, particularly since 2007 as we've seen the increase in corn use for ethanol production. but this year in particular because of the drought lowest since the early 1970s, and because of the increased growth of production in southern hemisphere and brazil in particular, we're likely to be the number two exporter at least on a fiscal year basis. now, i expect this to be a very temporary situation as we see the crops rebound this year. but again, because of the unusual circumstances this year of, one, a record crop in brazil, but then also the poor crop here in the u.s. we'll actually likely see brazil being the number one exporter at least for fiscal 2013. um, okay, let's turn to the commodity balance sheets. now, i'm, i promised all my commodity analysts that i wouldn't give all the de
for that as well. europe can't just wait for the u.s.a. it needs to be present itself. to make those discussions start up again. [applause] [speaking french] >> translator: europe also has a role to play when it comes to questions of our climate. france is ready to organize the 2015 climate conference. but we can't act alone. europe needs to set an example when it comes to renewable energies and energy efficiency. i believe in europe. because i think that europe is useful and good, not just for europeans, but for the whole planet. and the best way for europe to protect its own interests is to have its models, throughout the world. we need to come back to what the european project is really all about. it's a political project based on values and the free movement of people, knowledge, ideas, works of art, culture, creativity. it's constantly reminding oneself of those ambitions that we can be able to be up to the level of our past, and the hopes of new generations yet to come. research, culture, universities, that's what people look to. we as europeans have him as a culture which goes well beyond
with u.s. attorney there and local police a program we named project exile. if you committed a crime with a gun, you would be prosecuted federally. the murder rate with guns dropped precipitously, they had criminals doing drug deals without guns because they did not want that. it is a certain ticket to prison. today very few people were prosecuted under these federal laws. . .
of the most lethal flight carrying u.s. military history. we have been talking with the os one-hour discussion. >> if you could take your seats. [inaudible conversations] my name is lionel barber, i'm the editor of the "financial times." i'm here to chair this discussion. we have four distinguished political leaders from europe, who will be talking about resilient dynamism in europe, european economy, and the eurozone. i'm going to start with prime minister mario monty. if you look at the panel, we have a real rich tapestry. we have big countries, we have smaller countries. i did not say small. we have debted countries and credited countries. we have countries in the eurozone and outside the eurozone. so that they'll talk about their own distinct national perspective in the european economy. so prime minister monty, i think it was the "financial times" that a year ago said that two people needed to save europe and the eurozone. they both were called mario. do tell us last year we felt as though europe and the eurozone on the edge. this year some confidence has come back, the big story is where
it and fix it. important for step. host: budget cut seen as a risk to grow in the u.s. economy. h guest: if you take it from that perspective, it could seem like a slowing. there is a lot of reasons for the stagnant growth. there are a lot of things that need to be fixed. until we can get our congress and the president of the united states to work together and resolve of friction point, we will continue to have slow growth. if you look at the slide that you had up, it shows the sequestered as it relates to the overall economy. there is a tiny red line. that is the sequestered in relationship to the u.s. economy. >> during an economic recovery, is it bad timing to go ahead with a sequestered? guest: do not think it is. i think it is probably be appropriate time. instead of a husband and wife sitting at the dining room table deciding whether there will buy a new car this year. the white says we really cannot afford to buy a new car. the husband says we have to buy this car because someone at general motors will lose their jobs if we do not. if we continue to lose -- use the logic that we
is a longtime nader and captain in the u.s. coast guard. she gave me what is called a challenge coin from the u.s. coast guard, given for going above and beyond the call of duty. america? and second, what do you mean by needs? do you mean american labor or american capital? and when you say needs, what makes manufacturing so special? when we look at the crowd, most people here don't make things. they spend all day reading and writing and talking people. what's wrong with the service economy? why do we need a renaissance to be better? >> i'm a great fan of the service economy. i think there's an enormous amount of value created there. when we talk about america, we think about the royal "we." and i would also add the long-term health of the country as a place to do innovation. okay? and the principal thesis in the book that comes out of our research is that unlike the reputation that a lot of people associate with manufacturing, we actually think the ability to make things is fundamental to the ability to sustain innovation over the longer term. especially when you have products or processes. and
of the greatest periods of economic growth in america's history. mr. lew has also served in the u.s. department of state as deputy secretary for management and resources. mr. lew has demonstrated time and again that he has the experience and knowledge to help get the nation's economy back on track. we need a strong man at the helm to help tackle the many fiscal challenges facing our nation, and i believe jack lew is that man. just two days from now, on march 1, across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester, will hit. $85 billion in federal spending will be sliced from thousands of programs, including medicare, rural development and early education. the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts the cuts will slow the economic recovery and result in another year of sluggish growth and high unemployment. i firmly believe we need to cut our debt and get our fiscal house in order. we know there are places to trim the fat. the american public knows that certainly. but we need to take a scalpel to waste inefficiency and not allow a habgt to cut into american jobs. our economy will be put
over what it enacts but then they said you have to right them to the u.s. treasury that the irs does not get the money. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome marianne huntsman and abby huntsman. [applause] family"] ♪ >> we are family. we are so excited to be here today and to be a part of this launch. we cannot think of to do better people than our father, governor huntsman and senator joe manchin to be a part of this kickoff for no labels. [applause] as our generation looks to the future, this just gives us hope. thank you all for being here. it is great to be here. i will say that democracy was not supposed to be easy. it is through debate and conversations just like one that our dad and senator mansion are wanting to have that really tackle the issues that need to be tackled. we are so excited for our generation about this organization. there is no better way to kick it off again by singing an arrangement of "god bless america" that we put together. >> ♪ god bless america land that i love stand beside her and guide her through the night from above ♪ from the mountains ♪
that commitment currently is backed by full faith and credit of the u.s. taxpayer. as i said, the important thing to realize is guaranteeing six-day delivery in america, but doing it at a rate that allows the post office to become solvent again is critically something the postmaster has to be allowed to do as a preamble to the legislation we vision. australia, canada, finland, spain and as we often know but sometimes snicker, sweden have all gone to five-day delivery. rural and urban countries have found that the advantages of electronic mail, with advantages of direct deposit, including social security, which is 100% correct deposit for seniors, the volume of five male has gone down and will continue to go down. we in congress often look at loss of jobs is it that thing. i want to close them making a conclusion. had we to years ago from a three or sicko, four years ago dealt with this problem, individuals of the post office who are long-time workers fully able to retire, could have been paid a full year of their pay as an incentive to retire not early, but in fact not later. the cost of a $50,00
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